January 23, 2019

Fourfold Mysteries

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Probably expecting a post about A Scorpion’s Game, right? I was too, until about two weeks ago. I lost steam for it and I don’t know why. I happens to me, but not often. Never fear! Once I work one something else for a bit, I always finish a story I start writing. I even plan to finish a Hobbit fanfiction that’s been half written this year.

The change of pace I’m doing is a quartet called the Fourfold Mysteries. Each book is about a different magical ability that’s been outlawed for some sorta valid reason and it has a small, but far-reaching, ensemble cast.

First is Silver Star, with an Ace protag and a newly discovered talent for spirit magic, outlawed for its misuse. Second is White Heart about a lesbian wanting to give her wife a child and the surprising way they conceive one. Third is Gold Moon, about a transman and his phenomenal hold over time. Fourth, last but definitely not least, is Black Rose and a man’s drive to snatch his lover back from the dead.

That’s all I’m saying about these for the moment. I’ll have more interesting bits when I dig into these stories.

All the best,

T.A. Creech

December 9, 2018

A Scorpion’s Game 1

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I started work on a little, sorta light, spy romance. The story has it’s share of thrills, but not a doom and gloom type of thing. It’s mostly about shenanigans.

See, a gentleman named Mycroft Holmes, MI6 analyst, comes under suspicion of being a double agent.

His bosses think it’s a good idea to have him investigated. Just in case. Mr Lanner doesn’t really believe Holmes has turned against them, but it doesn’t hurt to look on the sly. Enter Gavin Lestrade.

Now, Mycroft has always had a weird thing about his name. His parents, bless their poor departed souls, thought is was a great idea to name their son after the older brother of their favorite book character. It’s caused him nothing but headaches over the years. More headaches come when someone had the bright idea to give him an assistant with the name Lestrade.

It was going to drive him mad.

All the best,

T.A. Creech

September 3, 2018

A Soldier’s Horizon II

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It never seems to fail. Every time I start a new story, I get 5,ooo words in and take a break for a few days. Maybe I just need the reset, so I don’t take the time off in the middle and get too discouraged to finish a project. I don’t know.

I’m happy to say, though, after four days of nothing but Kirk/Spock fanfiction, I’m back at it. Aleledai and Selati are currently on their way out of the mine and back to Aleledai’s camp, falling in love a little bit along the way. Have I mentioned I love this story? Because I do. Very, very much.

Like Watson, it’s always once more unto the breach with these two. I can’t wait for this one to be finished so others can love it too.

All the best,

T.A. Creech

August 16, 2018

A Soldier’s Horizon

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I’ve finished Storm Crow, which turned out sweeter than I thought it would. I feels great to clean my palate with a little high fantasy before I delve back into the deep abyss of sci-fi. Unlike the Expedition 63 trilogy, A Soldier’s Horizon is very hard sci-fi. Okay, this one has nagas in it. Half human and half snake. A creature feature. I’ve only finished the plot outline for it and I’m excited to put pen to paper, as it were, and bring these characters to life again.

The characters, Selati and Aleledai, are from the very first story I ever published. At the time, I hadn’t thought anything of the short story. I just wrote it and loved it. I went back and reread it about a year or so later, and felt it was incomplete. There was a whole huge plot in the background, something I hadn’t noticed at the time I wrote it, and I wanted to expand it to a respectable size, maybe do the concept justice. I hope I can.

All the best,

-T.A. Creech

July 30, 2018

Storm Crow

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I’m working on the third Legends of Osaire book, Storm Crow. It’s a hurt/comfort fluff piece of high fantsy, including a sort of sentient volcano. Yep. Volcano.
I love writing this one. I plot all of my stories, but this one was easy to write from the start. Moves at a good pace, the characters are interesting to write and it flows. Lots of fun and I can’t wait until I finish it in a few days.
However, some of the research I’ve done for this story has me scratching my head. I went looking for ancient volcano worship information and there’s not a lot. Surprising, right? Especially when one considers a lot of the world still live at the feet of these noisy, messy behemoths. Ah, well. I guess I’ll have to fudge a little bit of the story to make the pieces make sense. So be it. I have six scenes to write as of this post. Then I get to work on my genetically engineered Nagas in a reworking of my short story Slither. I’m really stoked about that one too.
All the best,
T.A. Creech